What’s the upside to being a serial procrastinator, you ask? Scoring things like this Pottery Barn Kids Halloween Cat bag at half the price the night before Halloween.
I was browsing PBK’s Spring catalog thinking of ways I could DIY an Easter basket since I’m still on maternity leave and have so much free time between naps, feedings, eating, cleaning, laundering, prepping for Harper’s 2 yr birthday party and Private Practice. lol
Harper has been running around the house using the cat bag as her “purse” and I noticed how much the cat looked like a bunny. All that needed to be changed were the ears. So with some stiff felt, velcro and a pair of scissors, I came up with the easiest transformation in the history of DIY’s.
What you’ll need:
- A cat bag
- White felt (stiff)
- Light pink felt (soft)
- Scrap paper
- Sewing machine
- Light pink thread
Using the cat ears as your guideline, place the scrap paper behind them and freehand the outline of the bunny ears. Be sure your light pink portion is a little larger than the cat ears (you will use the pocket in between the white and pink felt to place the cat ears.)
Cut out your ears and inner ears from the scrap paper. Then using them as your guideline, cut out the ears from your felt.
Place the pink inner ear on top of the white ear. Starting from the peak of the pink piece, using pink thread, sew as close to the right edge downwards leaving about 1” opened from the bottom. Repeat along the left side.
Your ears should fit snugly over the cat ears. Place a piece of velcro on the back of the cat ears and on the inside (white portion) of the bunny ears. This will hold it in place until you’re ready to switch back to the cat.
I love that this is one less thing I have to worry about storing and it saves money.
I’m pretty sure you can modify these instructions for any cat bags you come along, so feel free to tag or link back to www.doelegantyourself.com or send me what you come up with.